LETTERS: Camaraderie, morale-building efforts on display


In these extraordinary times I thought that you would be interested in a very kind, generous act by a neighbour totally unknown to me before yesterday.

I am 89 now, recovering from recent heart surgery, in the same house and definitely housebound, although I try to take my dog around the block every day.

Yesterday, shortly after our walk, the doorbell rang and I got there just in time to see a stranger walking away.

He smiled and said, “I saw you from the next street and thought I would drop off a care package for you,” and was gone.

Inside the package were wonderful things – toilet paper, hand cleaner, fresh meat, two beautiful big potatoes and a brief note signed, ‘Ryan.’

This reminds me of the war years in England – the camaraderie, and morale-building efforts then.

We must not forget that there are a lot of good people out there and not everyone is a greedy hoarder.

There will be good things come out of this pandemic in the end.

Shirley Fisher, South Surrey

CoronavirusLetter to the Editor

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Protect kids from online predators: Surrey RCMP

Reports of child porn increased between 2017 and 2019, police say

Education minister announces new South Surrey elementary school

Additions at two elementary schools also announced

Liquor permission considered for White Rock’s Memorial Park

Council mulls business-boosting measures, including picnic benches

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

March dental conference key to many of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

Early infections from China, Iran were quickly contained

Vancouver Island First Nations gather to remember woman fatally shot by police

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council requests an independent investigation

VIDEO: Pitt Meadows dentist gets grand welcome home after two-month COVID-19 battle

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Stray dog with duct tape around muzzle spotted in Abbotsford

Pooch has been spotted over two days, but has escaped capture so far

Seniors to receive up to $500 in promised COVID-19 emergency aid in early July

The Liberal government first promised the extra help in mid-May, but had to create a new system to deliver the aid

VIDEO: Revelstoke bear wanders into Animal House pet store

Staff got ready to chase it out with a broom

No need to get out of your car at food truck festival in Abbotsford and Langley

Annual event takes drive-thru approach during COVID-19 pandemic

Most Read

l -->